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Morton: The club made it clear they wanted me from the offset

30 September 2022


Morton: The club made it clear they wanted me from the offset

30 September 2022

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Forward Callum Morton sat down on Thursday afternoon and looked back at his time at the club so far this season, his role within the squad, and how the international break helped with team bonding.

Town’s number 10 has been in the action in the last couple of weeks as he managed to score his first goal of the season in the side’s last league outing against Charlton two weeks back, before producing an assist for Cian Hayes when the Cods made their way to Italy to face Como 1907 on Thursday last week.

Here’s what Callum had to say in his interview at Poolfoot Farm:

On his experiences during the international break…

“It was a nice little trip to get away, we didn’t have a game at the weekend, so it was a good team bonding experience and managed to get a good bit of training out there. You can see that players like [Cesc] Fabregas are top quality and makes the game look effortless, so it was good to play against someone like that.

“As much as the result wasn’t great, I feel that we got what we needed out of the game which made it all a worthwhile experience, in the beautiful location beside Lake Como.

“It’s been nice to get away and play a game in Italy; it was a good experience to go out there and play against the calibre of players that we did. The bond between the players shows on the pitch as when everyone is in unity and pulling in the same direction, you can tell a difference.”

On why he chose to come back to Fleetwood…

“The way the club made it clear that they wanted me from the offset, from the top until the bottom, made me feel wanted and that I wanted to come back here. I knew most of the lads, which made it a smoother transition to come back here which made it something that I was eager to do.

“In the summer, I met up with the gaffer as well as other clubs, and he made it clear that he wanted me to come back and play a role within the team. The levels he’s played at and the managers he’s worked under, it was definitely a factor for me coming here.

“I enjoyed the loan spell and then got the opportunity to play at a higher level, which I took at the time but didn’t work as I wanted it to – you learn from those experiences and am grateful that I’ve been given the opportunity to come back here.”

On how the squad are playing and his role in the team…

“You can see the way we are playing; we want to be on the front foot and not let anyone come and role us over which has shown so far this season. Last year, we gave up goals a bit too easily – as much as we were scoring, teams were coming and scoring two or three against us and you can tell there is a level of discipline this time around.

“We’re not far off getting to that point where we will get a run of good results soon. I’ve been given a role in the team that allows me to have a bit of freedom. I like playing down the middle, but equally enjoy playing off the left as it allows me to get on the ball more and drive at defenders, whilst getting into positions that you can’t get into as a nine.

“The players that have been brought in are very good and we’ve managed to get that base to work from. They say that if you don’t concede a goal, you are guaranteed to get a point so, as much as there are games you would want to take more than a point from, there are others that you will look at and think we’ll take a point against them.”

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